What to Watch Tonight: White Collar and Covert Affairs Back in Action, Reign Premieres and More

Covert Affairs - Season 4On TV this Thursday: White Collar returns, Covert Affairs resumes its Season 4 mission, Reign begins its rule, Project Runway says “Auf Wiedersehen” and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Sheldon fears too much “Amy time” after his lady friend takes a job at the university.

8 pm Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) | The Red Queen and Jafar face off and Alice concocts a plan to find Cyrus. In flashback, we learn how Alice and Cyrus fell in love and how the genie ended up in Wonderland. (Get scoop.)

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (CW) | Elena and Katherine have the same dream that Stefan needs their help, so they convince Damon to help them get his brother out of harm’s way. Their plans are thwarted by Tessa (guest-star Janina Gavankar, True Blood), who seems to know everything about Stefan’s past.

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9 pm Reign (CW) | Series premiere: How did Mary Stuart (played by Adelaide Kane, Teen Wolf) become Mary Queen of Scots, whom we vaguely remember from history class? This frothy drama explores her engagement to the French King’s son Francis (Toby Regbo, The Town), her relationship with her betrothed’s roguish half-bro (Torrance Coombs, The Tudors) and the prophecy-inspired distrust Francis’ mother (Megan Follows, Anne of Green Gables) had of Mary. (Get scoop, read TVLine’s First Impression.)

9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Season 5 premiere: Neal tries to clear Peter’s name in the wake of the FBI agent being arrested for Senator Pratt’s murder. (Get scoop and more scoop, then watch an exclusive video and a sneak peek!)

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | Season finale: The remaining designers showcase their lines at Lincoln Center in NYC. Scandal‘s Kerry Washington aka the best-dressed woman in primetime (and newly announced SNL host!) guest-judges.

9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | The gang puts off brainstorming ideas for a breakfast burrito ad to delve into each other’s private lives.

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10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Season 4 fall premiere: After faking her death in the summer finale, Annie begins her solo deep-cover operation. (Get scoop, more scoop and renewal news.)

10 pm Mythbusters: Zombie Special (Discovery) | What would happen if there were really a Walking Dead-style zombie invasion? I hope the team tests the myth that cable shows can’t grab more viewers than network programs!

10 pm Scandal (ABC) | A mysterious gig for a Midwestern mom leads Pope & Associates into a dangerous situation. (Get scoop on Jake’s return from Scott Foley!)

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

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36 Comments
  1. Lisa. says:

    White Collars back!! Love Neal, Peter and Mozzie!!

  2. SK says:

    Big Bang Theory
    The Crazy Ones
    Covert Affairs

  3. JoeTV says:

    Parks and Rec
    The Michael J Fox Show
    The Crazy Ones
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Elementary
    Scandal
    White Collar
    Covert Affairs

    Busy Night!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Ava says:

    Looking forward to TVD and Reign.

  5. Columbus says:

    Busiest night for me: Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Scandal – – usually Glee too.

  6. Guest says:

    Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, Wonderland’s last chance…

  7. Steve says:

    White Collar
    Covert Affairs
    Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
    Scandal
    Elementary

  8. leo says:

    I have a feeling Reign will tank so bad. but I’m eager to check it out.

  9. Kate says:

    Scandal!

    Elementary

    Grey’s Anatomy

  10. Joey says:

    Parks and Rec, The Crazy Ones, Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood and encore of White Collar’s season premiere.

  11. Templar says:

    TBBT
    White Collar
    Elementary
    I’m not even going to bother with OUAT Wonderland. Sophie Lowe ruins it for me.

    • Liz says:

      Is that he woman playing the red queen? Cause she was the only thing that bothered me with the first episode. Well her and the ridiculous amount of CGI – would it kill them to build a set? Lol

      • Jules says:

        Nope, Sophie Lowe plays Alice.
        And I agree, actor-wise, only the Red Queen actress bothered me, and looks-wise of course the really bad and over-used CGI.

      • Templar says:

        No. She’s the one playing Alice and it’s probably just me. Her sour expression is as off putting as the one who plays Charlie the lead female on Revolution. I found the Red Queen a bit over the top, but it wouldn’t have kept me away.

      • Mikael says:

        The Red Queen comes off as a Real Housewife of Wonderland. I know people will unfairly compare her to the amazing Lana Parilla, but even without comparing them, she’s just not good. They could have found a better actress. Other than that, I really liked Once: Wonderland.

    • tp says:

      I’m not really hearing good things about Wonderland. I still haven’t watched the first episode. Think I’ll go ahead and delete it. :/

    • John 1138 says:

      Not ruins, yet, for me but I agree the lead character is the deal breaker or maker for me and she’s yet to be compelling in that part though I ‘ll give slack to a pilot when actors have yet to grow into a part.. Ones like Pi on Castle or the Red Queen side characters can be ignored at will or watched when it’s amusing enough.

      • prish says:

        IMHO, they should have had a blond Alice. What was Disney thinking? They are the ones that gave us the blond icon. There is no way to separate Alice in Wonderland from blond, flowing hair. It’s in our DNA. If Sophie Lowe had bright blond hair, we could have gotten into the story, so much easier. I’m sorry for the actress because she is fighting audience expectation. Then, the Red Queen has blond flowing hair. Someone at Disney dropped the ball.

  12. Jared says:

    TVD
    Reign
    Scandal

  13. Ronald says:

    Tvd,Reign,Scandal.No way Reign will flop.It had over more than 100,000 likes and more like than Tomorrow people.It will do well

  14. Tran 2.0 says:

    Parenthood. I’ll watch Scandal On Demand.

  15. Lori says:

    TVD, Reign, Grey’s, Scandal

  16. Brandy says:

    BBT,VD,OUATIW,Reign

  17. Pati says:

    tvd, scandal and Reign I know it’s probably going to be terrible but I have a feeling that it will be a terrible guilty pleasure

  18. Scandalfan23 says:

    SCANDAL!!

  19. Prue says:

    TVD, Reign :)

  20. opus says:

    My Thursday nights are already so full that I really wish USA was not putting White Collar and Covert Affairs on this night. More shows to have to watch later.

  21. nina says:

    White Collar and Big Bang theory for me. Could never get into soapy shows like scandal, grey’s anatomy etc.
    Neal Caffrey back on my screen…yay!

  22. G says:

    Big Bang Theory, Elementary, and The Vampire Diaries.

  23. bobbie says:

    Elementary, Scandal, The Crazy Ones, Parks & Red, maybe Reign

  24. John says:

    White Collar
    BBT
    Parks & Rec

  25. GeoDiva says:

    DVR#1 has Project Runway,Scandal, Elementary
    DVR#2 has Parenthood, White Collar and Covert Affairs
    Thursday’s have way too much good TV. Wish White Collar & Covert Affairs went back to Tuesdays and Parenthood was back on Wednesdays.

  26. JBC says:

    WHITE COLLAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Jane.C.L says:

    White collar
    Cover Affairs
    Mythbusters
    BBT
    Project Runway

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